Black bean chili recipe

This black bean chili recipe is oh so delicious, colorful, and comforting. Best chili recipe ever for the weight loss, digestion, and heart health, as it includes healthy sources of protein, a lot of fiber, and very little fat.

Using yams instead of potato makes this black bean chili recipe a low GI ( glicemic index) food, which means it provides more sustained energy and better protection against diabetes and obesity.


black bean and yams chili recipe

Black bean chili recipe

Each serving contains: 295 calories; 12 g protein; 5 g total fat (1 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 55 g carbohydrates; 15 g fibre; 350 g sodium

  • 1 15 ounce can black beans
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 medium size sweet potato, peeled and sliced on Borner mandoline slicer ( or cubed... it takes longer)
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • 1/2-1 cup vegetable broth or water
  • 1 tbsp chili powder ( or less if you don't like spicy food)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  1. Sautee onions and garlic in olive oil for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add sweet potatoes, carrots and green pepper. Cook until onions are soft, for about 5-6 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium low, and add remaining ingredients except black pepper.
  4. Water amount can be adjusted; this is the amount we like; You can always add more boiled water or veggie stock at the end.
  5. Stir, partially cover and let it simmer for about 20 minutes. Add black pepper. Serve.
    Additional ideas:
  • To speed up cooking, use Borner mandoline slicer to slice your veggies. They don't have to be cubed for you to enjoy an extraordinary taste of this vegan chili.
  • Add boullion cube to make the taste more intense.
  • Cook your black beans in advance and store them in the freezer. You will find the taste of chili significantly better when using homecooked beans.

    This is 30 minutes chili recipe. It can be even cooked in 25 minutes with a bit of practice.


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